Network Infrastructure Solutions and Services

  • February 25, 2011 25 Feb'11

    Voice sales tap runs dry for Colt

    Business comms provider Colt Group has recorded a 2.4% drop in full-year sales as voice revenues dried up and data sales remained flat. Colt blamed the slowdown, which is also being seen by its rivals, on competitive pressures and reductions in ...

  • February 25, 2011 25 Feb'11

    Opaque costs put off unified comms investment

    More than nine out of 10 communications managers want a unified communications infrastructure, but most worry about being able to identify and manage the cost of the individual services provided, according to comms service provider consultancy MDS, ...

  • February 24, 2011 24 Feb'11

    Redstone cuts 83 jobs as restructuring winds down

    IT and network integrator Redstone is to cut a further 83 members of staff as it re-aligns its cost base to reflect the restructuring of its three business units, Redstone Converged Solutions, Redstone Managed Solutions and Fujin Systems, into one ...

  • February 23, 2011 23 Feb'11

    Ingram Micro beefs up UK Blackberry team

    Ingram Micro has appointed Steve Hillman as its UK Telecommunications Products lead as it rolls out RIM's Blackberry mobile lines in the UK.

  • February 22, 2011 22 Feb'11

    Ipswitch takes top level VARs direct, cuts discounts for others

    The Network Management division of Ipswitch is inducting top level Gold partners into a new two-tier programme and will reduce discount levels to Silver and Bronze level dealers through sole distributor Computerlinks in a channel shake-up.

  • February 21, 2011 21 Feb'11

    Social media options a turn off for UC buyers

    Ahead of the annual UC Expo trade show in March, research conducted by the event's organisers has revealed that the number of potential communication methods available to business users is making it harder for firms to speak with a truly unified ...

  • February 18, 2011 18 Feb'11

    Azlan hears AudioCodes call

    VoIP and voice networking vendor AudioCodes has signed up with Azlan in a new deal covering the UK and Ireland.

  • February 17, 2011 17 Feb'11

    Virgin Media Business sees strong end to 2010

    Virgin Media Business, the b2b arm of ISP Virgin Media, has posted a 4.7% year-on-year uptick in fourth quarter sales after strong growth in data and wholesale revenues. The unit made total sales of £152m in the last three months of 2010.

  • February 16, 2011 16 Feb'11

    Chinese comms firm to bid for Nortel patents

    Chinese telecoms firm ZTE has thrown its hat into the ring in the race to acquire Nortel's networking patents, expressing particular interest in its LTE intellectual property (IP), according to Reuters. In an interview, ZTE IP director Wang Haibo ...

  • February 15, 2011 15 Feb'11

    ShoreTel outlines plan for profitability, acquisitions

    ShoreTel worldwide sales senior vice president and former interim CEO Don Girskis has outlined the UC vendor's evolving strategy and thrown his weight behind newly-appointed CEO Peter Blackmore's pledge to turn the firm profitable by the middle of ...

  • February 14, 2011 14 Feb'11

    Daisy acquires competitor O-bit Telecom

    Business comms provider Daisy Group has acquired Buckinghamshire-based O-bit Telecom in its eleventh acquisition since listing on the AIM 18 months ago.

  • February 14, 2011 14 Feb'11

    Telco sector already proving M&A watchers right

    The tie-up between Nokia and Microsoft is being heralded as an indicator that those predicting a large amount of activity in the telco sector are on the right track.

  • February 11, 2011 11 Feb'11

    Chess Telecom backs off voice provision to BT

    Buy-and-build comms reseller Chess Telecom will now offer voice services to its customers through BT Wholesale after inking a multi-million pound deal with the telco.

  • February 11, 2011 11 Feb'11

    Nokia, Microsoft deal 'will disrupt' mobile market

    As predicted this week, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop this morning made up with his old boss Steve Ballmer and announced a technology partnership between Microsoft and the struggling Finnish mobility vendor, with the two saying they would "disrupt" other ...

  • February 10, 2011 10 Feb'11

    Alcatel-Lucent profits on the way up at last

    Troubled networking vendor Alcatel-Lucent posted its first ever sequential rise in net profits during its fourth quarter, banking €340m (£288m) in the last three months of the year, after booking some substantial pre-tax gains.